I kind'a wander about the choice of f8 too. Is it because the lens performs badly below it or the photographer wanted to get the maximum DOF. But then the background hasn't got much to do with the subject. It's a mystery.
oselimg: Leica know something but the enthusiast and the pro's don't? It may be that Leica don't make these cameras for photographers instead they make them for the richest 3% which we have no idea about where they live or what they do. I can't imagine any hard working middle class going for it. Errm there is the third possibility too; Leica are trying to bankrupt "elegantly" for tax reasons.
You seem to have talked to them so share your wisdom with us. Richness in material simply comes with the material value/price of what you do. And material richness of all kinds require material poorness of others including basic needs.
Leica have got the strategy wrong in my opinion. They should offer lamb chops instead of the inedible pouch.
Leica know something but the enthusiast and the pro's don't? It may be that Leica don't make these cameras for photographers instead they make them for the richest 3% which we have no idea about where they live or what they do. I can't imagine any hard working middle class going for it. Errm there is the third possibility too; Leica are trying to bankrupt "elegantly" for tax reasons.
njkdo: Nice pics really, more like Benetton advertising campaign than documentary photos, and ten years for this is really too much.Maybe a look at Josef Koudelka photos could help.Very beautiful pics, this is my favorite style.
Minimum two people here don't understand what they read.
You expect Magnum/National Geography type documentary? Not any longer I'm afraid in this vain world. Even suffering should look good and shouldn't disturb us.
Great sharpness, great colours and lack of CA's. This lens is well worth consideration on those points plus the speed it offers throughout the zoom range of course. My only question is whether the bokeh performance could be better.
Nikon's apology is worse than their crime.
These are exciting new lenses for E mount camera owners and look promising at least by their specifications but I also think that this is an indication Sony is not going to compete on FF DSLRS with Canon and Nikon.
Had the alligator read Dpreview's verdict before it chose Canon and will it write in the forums too having used the camera?
I understand the difference between art and photography, and the overlap (i think). What I don't understand is why Dpreview admin feel this deserves a mention when there are millions of people out there churning out real photos every day!
Ps. I also don't get the recent love on this site for instagram. Call me a hater if you want :(
@umur...I don't have any information on the subject but if instagram is linked to google or amazon the recent love of instagram thus explained.
Dpreview is a technical information source. With the latest "collection of art" this has been proven once again.
Frank_BR: The pictures show that those photographers were not too concerned with getting crazy shallow DOF or "artistic" bokeh :-)
Could it be because photographers appropriately wanted to show the environment too? Or do you think shallow DOF was invented with the advent of digital cameras?
well...too expensive line of cameras for what they were. I don't think Nikon should look for any other reason IMHO.
FrankS009: These are big, heavy cameras with big heavy lenses. Would not want to lug one any farther than I would have to.
...or change laws of physics.
Mikhail Tal: Note to Simon Joinson: The Panasonic GX7 preview still has 40% more comments than the Canon 70D preview, even though the 70D preview has been up longer and been updated with sample images while the GX7 hasn't yet. Time to reevaluate your decision to skip reviewing many m4/3 cameras.
You might want to look at digital camera sales trend which was published here not so long ago and re-evaluate your suggestion.
Some of you constant whiners and whingers...there will never ever be a camera with a "talent" button.
I wonder what the mirrorless fanboys think of these numbers. They've happily been trumpeting the demise of "cumbersome", "heavy" and "needless" DSLR's for the last couple of years.
hea: I remenber my uncles back in the late 60s, 70s, most people who bougth SLR/Rangefinders, both pro's and amateurs, expected to stay with the camera and lenses for 10-15 years, have no need to be upgrading every year or two.I bougth my first DSLR a D40 6 or 7 years ago, still is functioning well, I made an upgrading only recently, a D7100, in the mean time I had no need to upgrade, and I think I will maintain my D7100 for years, If not is broken accidentally.
well...world hasn't changed neither has laws of physics but the neo-liberalism/freemarket slaves with less than satisfactory levels of comprehension have been created.
So it seems the author didn't take commercial/professional purpose photos in the last few months. Could this be why he hasn't used his DSLR? Sure it makes sense taking compact point and shoot cameras along when shooting casually. It all depends on what you want to do with your pictures. I don't think it is a case of chosing one over the other.